Video: Shooting Victim’s Mother Makes Appeal

February 15, 2020

After losing one son to gun violence and having another son injured in a shooting, a Bermudian mother has appealed for help, calling on people to pull together and unite.

In an emotional appeal yesterday, Nicole Fox said, “This has been the second time my home has been hit with bullets. Many of you could say you understand, but I don’t think you honestly do. This is a nightmare for a mother.

Saying that her son was “targeted in 2018 when 16 bullets hit my house” she added: “Everyone’s make mistakes, and he’s made a few. But he’s always been a sitting target. Last night was the ultimate because this time the bullets hit him.”

Noting that she is wearing a shirt with her other son’s photo on it, Ms Furbert said, “I buried him in 2013 from gun violence.”

Her son Ricco Furbert was shot dead in a double murder at the Belvins store on Happy Valley Road in January 2013.

“I can’t bury another son. I just can’t bury another son,” she added. ”I’ve called all mothers to come together so we can help our sons that are still out there. I need help.”

“This is a cry, a plea not just for me, for probably many mothers. I’m just asking for help, I’m asking for guidance, I need somewhere for Zachary. He’s made a lot of mistakes, but we shouldn’t just sit back and just watch him die.

“It’s no longer tit for tat, it’s just do as you like now. Tit for tat? Lives are not a game board,” she added. “Our lives matter. These young black boys’ lives matter, whether they are the ones holding the gun or the one receiving the bullet. Their lives matter. ”

“And I need more support from you mothers out there,” she said. “Let’s pull together. Let’s unite so we can unite our sons, because if the mothers can’t unite, how do we expect our boys to? So I’m calling on a plea for all mothers. Come out and support me please.”

If people want to join the mother’s group, they can contact Ms Fox on 331-9172.

Speaking earlier, Police Detective Sergeant Jason Smith said, “Any witnesses or members of the public who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Happy Valley Lane Tribe Road #3 area, in particular after 7.00pm– we want to hear from you.

“We are also interested in members of the public that would have seen two persons on a motorcycle acting suspiciously in and around the area.

“Anyone who wishes to make contact with the police, I’m asking that you make contact with myself on 717-0864 or the independant and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

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